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FULTIUM-D3 800 IU CAPSULES

Active substance: COLECALCIFEROL

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Package Leaflet: Information for the user
Fultium-D3 800 IU Capsules
(Colecalciferol)

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start taking this medicine.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
If you have any further questions, ask your doctor
or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you.
Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them,
even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you
notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

In this leaflet:
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What Fultium-D3 is and what it is taken for
Before you take Fultium-D3
How to take Fultium-D3
Possible side effects
How to store Fultium-D3
Further information

1. What Fultium-D3 is and what it is
taken for
Fultium-D3 are capsules. They contain the active
ingredient:
Vitamin D3 (800 IU colecalciferol equivalent to 20
micrograms Vitamin D3)
Vitamin D is found in the diet and is also produced in
the skin after exposure to the sun. Often vitamin D is
given in combination with calcium. Fultium-D3 is
recommended for use when you have a normal intake
of dietary calcium.
Fultium-D3 may be prescribed by your doctor to treat
or prevent vitamin D deficiency. Deficiency of vitamin
D may occur when your diet or lifestyle does not
provide you enough vitamin D or when your body
requires more vitamin D (for instance when you are
pregnant). Fultium-D3 may also be prescribed for
certain bone conditions, such as thinning of the bone
(osteoporosis) when it will be given to you with other
medicines.

2. Before you take Fultium-D3
Do not take Fultium-D3 if you
are allergic (hypersensitive) to vitamin D or any of
the other ingredients in the capsules (these are
listed in section 6, Further information)
have an allergy to peanuts or soya. This product
contains arachis oil (peanut oil). If you are allergic
to peanut or soya, do not use this medicinal
product
have high levels of vitamin D in your blood
(hypervitaminosis D)
have high blood levels of calcium
(hypercalcaemia) or high urine levels of calcium
(hypercalciuria)
have kidney stones or serious kidney problems.

Check with your doctor before taking
Fultium-D3 if
you have kidney damage or disease. Your doctor
may want to measure the levels of calcium in your
blood or urine
you are being treated for heart disease
you have sarcoidosis (an immune system disorder
which may affect your liver, lungs, skin or lymph
nodes)
you are already taking additional doses of
calcium or vitamin D. Whilst you are taking
Fultium-D3 your doctor will monitor your blood
levels of calcium to make sure they are not too
high.

Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking
or have recently taken any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without a prescription.
In particular the following medicines may interact
with Fultium-D3:
Heart medicines (cardiac glycosides such as
digoxin). Your doctor may monitor your heart with
an electrocardiogram (ECG) and measure the
levels of calcium in your blood
Medicines to treat epilepsy (such as phenytoin) or
medicines to make you sleep (barbiturates such
as phenobarbitone) as these medicines can
decrease the effect of vitamin D

Glucocorticoids (steroid hormones such as
hydrocortisone or prednisolone). These can
decrease the effect of vitamin D.
Laxatives (such as paraffin oil) or a cholesterol
lowering drug called colestyramine may reduce
the absorption of vitamin D
Actinomycin (a medicine used to treat some forms
of cancer) and imidazole antifungals (medicines
such as clotrimazole and ketoconazole used to treat
fungal diseases) as they may interfere with the
metabolism of vitamin D.

Taking Fultium-D3 with food and drink
You can take Fultium-D3 with or without food and
drink.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or
you are breast-feeding you should talk to your doctor
or pharmacist before you take Fultium-D3.

Driving and using machines
Fultium-D3 should not affect your ability to drive or
operate machinery.

3. How to take Fultium-D3
Always take Fultium-D3 exactly as your doctor has
told you.

Dose
In severe vitamin D deficiency (for adults and the
elderly)
Your doctor will usually prescribe you a dose of 1-4
capsules daily for up to12 weeks. The amount will
depend on how low your vitamin D levels are and how
you respond to treatment. Your doctor will then tell
you to take 1-2 capsules daily to maintain your
vitamin D levels
In moderate vitamin D deficiency (for adults and
the elderly) or to prevent vitamin D deficiency
Your doctor will usually prescribe 1-2 capsules daily.
In vitamin D deficiency in children over 12 years
Your doctor will usually prescribe you 1 capsule daily
In osteoporosis (you will also be taking other
medicines for this)
Your doctor will usually prescribe 1 capsule daily
You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if
you are unsure.

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The capsules should be swallowed whole (not
chewed) with water.
Fultium-D3 is not suitable for children under 12
years.

If you take more Fultium-D3 than you should
If you accidentally take one capsule too many, nothing
is likely to happen. If you accidentally take several
capsules too many tell your doctor or get other
medical advice immediately. If possible, take the
capsules, the box and this leaflet with you to show the
doctor. If you take too many capsules you may feel or
be sick, become constipated or have stomach pains,
weak muscles, tiredness, lack of appetite, kidney
problems and in severe cases irregular heartbeats.

If you forget to take Fultium-D3
If you forget to take your capsules, take them as soon
as you can. Do not take a double dose to make up
for a forgotten dose. After that, take the next capsule
in accordance with the instructions given to you by
your doctor.
If you have any further questions on the use of this
product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Fultium-D3 can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.
Side effects with Fultium-D3 may include:
Uncommon side effects
(affecting less than 1 in 100 people)
too much calcium in your blood
(hypercalcaemia). You may feel or be sick, lose
your appetite, have constipation, stomach ache,
feel very thirsty, have muscle weakness,
drowsiness or confusion
too much calcium in your urine (hypercalciuria).
Rare side effects
(affecting less than 1 in 1000 people)
skin rash
itching
hives
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the side
effects become serious or if you notice any side
effects not listed.

5. How to store Fultium-D3
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
This medicinal product does not require any special
temperature storage conditions. Store blister foil in
the original container in order to protect from light.
Do not use Fultium-D3 after the expiry date which is
stated on the carton as "EXP". The expiry date refers
to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater
or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to
dispose of medicines no longer required. These
measures will help to protect the environment.

6. Further information
What Fultium-D3 contains
The active ingredient (which makes the medicine
work) is colecalciferol. Each capsule contains 800 IU
colecalciferol (equivalent to 20 micrograms Vitamin
D3).
The other ingredients are:
Capsule Content
Arachis Oil (peanut oil)
Butylhydroxytoluene (BHT)
Capsule Shell
Gelatin
Glycerol
Brilliant Blue WS (E133)
Purified Water.

What Fultium-D3 looks like and contents of
the pack
Fultium-D3 800 IU Caspule is a translucent blue
capsule which is size 2 and has no markings.
It is available in blister packs containing 28, 30, 56,
60 or 90 capsules.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Manufacturer
The Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Manufacturer is:
Jenson Pharmaceutical Services Ltd
Carradine House
237 Regents Park Road
London, N3 3LF
United Kingdom
This medicinal product is authorised in the
Member States of the EEA under the following
names:
United Kingdom:
Fultium-D3 800 IU
Capsules
This leaflet was last approved in 06/2013

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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